The awfulness of Om Puri being recalled at Oscars however not in India DailyO

“Om Puri, it seems, chose a wrong moment to die, at least in India.
The 2017 Oscars ceremony, the worldu2019s biggest stage for cinema, honoured the late Bollywood actor (as well as international thespian), who passed away recently. The 89th Academy Awards ceremony remembered the actor during the ‘In Memoriam’ montage. The segment paid tribute to other departed souls of the past year as well. And rightly so.
Being the versatile genius that he was, the highly acclaimed actor produced some memorable performances in British, Pakistani and Hollywood films such as City of Joy, Gandhi and The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
However, it is in India that the actor did his most memorable work. Together with Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri, Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil, Puri formed the highly revered coterie of actors who inspired respect from everyone, ranging from commercial movies to off-beat ones, so much so that he began to be considered a staple for what was earlier referred to as u201cart filmsu201d which delivered hits like Ardh Satya (1982), Mirch Masala (1986), Bhavn iBhavai (1980), Sadgati (1981), and Dharavi (1992). He was awarded the National Film Award for Best Actor.”

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